lake trout

noun

Definition of lake trout 

: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes especially : mackinaw trout

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From the records available, the Big Pond's ecosystem was dominated by one top predator, the lake trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan," 3 Jan. 2018 There will be separate classes for lake trout and salmon, and there will be other activities such as a kids’ fishing pond, live music, food and a volleyball tournament. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Historical re-enactments, free fishing and more Midwest events," 11 May 2018 Cuts were made instead to plants of brown trout and lake trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Michigan chinook and alewife are near the desired balance, a new report says," 28 Mar. 2018 At that size the walleye would have had to eat just one more juvenile lake trout to push it into record territory. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: The Wisconsin walleye record has stood since 1933. These five waters have the best potential to top it.," 25 May 2018 All fish caught and not eaten for dinner — expect lake trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon and more — will be packaged to take home. Jessica Colley Clarke, New York Times, "Four Father’s Day Getaways Worth Taking," 22 May 2018 Specifically, says a panel of nutrition experts assembled by the association, people should eat non-fried, cold-water oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, sardines and lake trout. Linda Searing, Washington Post, "The Big Number: How much fish do I really need to eat to help my heart?," 19 May 2018 The fish, a lake trout, weighed an estimated 20 pounds. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: There's no point in rushing when there's a big laker on the line," 28 Apr. 2018 In 2017, chinook consumed 47 kilotonnes of forage fish, compared to 21 for steelhead, 19 for lake trout, 8 for brown trout and 4 for coho, according to the report. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Michigan chinook and alewife are near the desired balance, a new report says," 28 Mar. 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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